Upcoming Activities at the Stables

October Half-Term 2017.....

Tiny Tinkers Pony Camp

Tuesday 24th October – Friday 27th October

10am – 4pm each day

£250 (payment required on booking)

The ultimate magical week of pony fun for our little rider enthusiasts. Aimed at 3 – 7 years who are pony mad and would love spend a week at Hartwell but are not old enough yet to stay overnight with us on our Residential Pony Holidays. Spaces are limited so children will have plenty of individual attention and be able to experience everything equestrian at Hartwell while being supervised closely by our fantastic, experienced team. Lunch included too!
 
Typical activities may include:
  • Pony care sessions, including mucking out with our special little rider forks and brooms, haying and watering the ponies.
  • Grooming sessions, including learning how to brush ponies safely and tie them up correctly.
  • Pony dress up sessions, including using feather boas, flowers, bows, clips, plaits and special glitter hoof paint.
  • Junior pony and rider first aid sessions, including bandaging lessons and role play.
  • Learning to lead the ponies correctly.
  • Learning all about rugs and boots and how to correctly put them on the ponies.
  • Tack sessions, including points of the tack, tack cleaning and how to tack up the ponies.
  • Mini in-hand show competition.
  • Riding each day including a fun gymkhana, mini hacks either in the Hartwell fields or down the country lane and riding lessons.
  • Fun quizzes, colouring, arts and crafts.
  • And much, much more!!

 

Senior Stable Management Day

Wednesday 25th and Thursday 26th October

9:30am – 3:30pm.

£50 (payment required on booking)

Aimed at children who are 8 years and older. The senior stable day will enable children with either no experience or those who have done previous pony days to enjoy a full day of fun activities, while all the while furthering their horse knowledge as activities are tailored to the individual and groups previous experience. This day is also great for children who would like to become helpers or future staff. Lunch included!
 
Typical activities may include:
  • Daily horse care sessions such as mucking out, learning about all the feeds the ponies eat, haying and watering.
  • Field management, including poo picking and safely turning out and bringing the horses in.
  • Horse first aid and junior rider first aid sessions.
  • Grooming sessions, including learning what all the brushes are for and how to plait the horse's manes and tails.
  • Fun horse fancy dress sessions, including feather boas, bows and flowers to decorate the horses with.
  • Learning all about the horse's tack, tack cleaning and how to tack the horses up correctly.
  • Riding session, which will usually be a fun gymkhana or obstacle course so riding experience is not essential.

 

Junior Jockeys Pony Camp

Tuesday 24th October – Friday 27th October

10am – 4pm.

£250 (payment required on booking)

A fantastic action packed week aimed at children 8 years and over. This week will enable children to do all things equestrian in a fun yet controlled environment and allow children to gain knowledge and confidence with both riding and stable management activities. Lunch included too!

Typical activities may include:

  • Pony care sessions, including mucking out, haying, watering and feeding the ponies, including learning about the different types of feed and hay.
  • Grooming sessions, including learning how to brush ponies, pick out hooves safely and tie them up correctly.
  • Pony dress up sessions, including using feather boas, flowers, bows, clips, plaits and special glitter hoof paint, which may include a little competition.
  • Junior pony and rider first aid sessions, including bandaging lessons and role play.
  • Field management sessions, including poo picking, bringing in and turning out ponies, learning about dangerous plants and hazards.
  • Learning all about rugs and boots and how to correctly put them on the ponies.
  • Tack sessions, including points of the tack, tack cleaning and how to tack up the ponies correctly.
  • Mini in-hand show competition.
  • Riding each day including a fun gymkhana, mini hacks either in the Hartwell fields or down the country lane and riding lessons in varied disciplines.
  • Fun quizzes, colouring, arts and crafts.
  • And much, much more!!

 

Little Riders Pony Days

Wednesday 25th and Thursday 26th October

10am – 3pm.

£50 (payment required on booking)

These days are perfect for children aged 3-7 years old and are suitable for complete beginners or even more experienced young riders. Children will be supervised closely by our experienced staff and will get to interact directly with our wonderful ponies while enjoying a day of care and riding. Each pony day will vary meaning children can come more than once and experience something different each time. Lunch included too!

Typical activities may include:

  • Daily pony care such as mucking out with our special little forks and brooms and feeding and watering the ponies.
  • Learning how to safely groom the ponies to perfection.
  • Plaiting and fancy dressing the ponies with lots of bows, flowers and feather boas.
  • Basic pony first aid lessons, practicing putting on bandages etc.
  • Learning how to lead the ponies correctly.
  • Colouring in and quizzes.
  • Fun riding session, usually a gymkhana or obstacle course where children will be on lead rein so riding experience is not essential.
 

Teddy Bears Picnic

Wednesday 25th October

11:30am – 1pm.

£30 (payment required on booking)

Aimed at younger riders, the Teddy Bears Picnic will consist of riders taking their favourite Teddy Bear with them on a lovely little hack through the Hartwell Fields, playing games and having lunch. Pack lunch is included so children just need to bring a Teddy Bear along. Children will be on lead rein so riding experience is not essential. Limited Spaces.